Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, students entering seventh grade born on or after September 15, 2004, shall have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (A, C, W, Y). Students entering twelfth grade born on or after September 15, 1999, shall have two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (A, C, W, Y); or one dose if the dose was previously received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

There is no provisional period to implement this requirement if the seventh grade or twelfth grade student has received no meningococcal conjugate vaccine.Additionally, all students entering, advancing to, or transferring into seventh grade and born on or after September 15, 2000, will require a one-time booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria and accullular pertussis-containing vaccine regardless of the interval since the last tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine. Documentation of the vaccines on the Certificate of Immunization will need to be provided to your child’s school prior to the first day.

Immunizations
Prior to starting school or when transferring into the school district, students must present an approved Iowa Department of Public Health immunization certificate signed by a health care provider stating that the student has received the immunizations required by law. Students without the proper certificate are not allowed to attend school until they receive the immunizations or the student makes arrangements with the principal. Only for specific medical or religious purposes are students exempted from the immunization requirements. Students may be required to pass a TB test prior to attending school. Parents who have questions should contact the office.

Concussion Forms
Prior to the start of each school year parents/guardians and their student(s) in grades 7-12 must sign the concussion acknowledgement form. Students cannot practice or complete in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading and dance until the form is signed and returned to the school. The forms are available at the middle and high school buildings and online.

Physical Examinations
Parents are encouraged to have their children receive periodic physical examinations. A physical exam will be required of all students entering kindergarten and may be required of other students entering the school district for the first time. Students participating in athletics are required to provide the school district a physical examination form signed by the student’s doctor stating the student is physically fit to perform in athletics prior to the start of the sport. Failure to provide proof of a physical examination makes the student ineligible.